Lunchtime concerts at Union Court in the MUB promoting campus community
Free for students, staff, faculty, and community members!
Fall 2019 Schedule:
Wednesday, 8/28 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Liz Bills is a singer/songwriter and a vocal coach from Haverhill, MA. Bills is known for her entrancing high energy performances and emotionally charged power vocals. vulnerable and passionate in her songwriting and stage presence; liz openly discusses mental health, female empowerment and many other sensitive topics that so desperately need to be explored. Highlights with her rock band Analog Heart have included winning Rock Act of the Year in the 2018 New England Music Awards, opening for Bon Jovi at Mohegan Sun in 2017, runner-up in the 2016 Aloft Rising Star with Daughtry, and a semi-finals appearance in the WZLX’s 2016 Rock Rumble. Liz was a top 30 female finisher in the 2013 American Idol competition, and has been compared to singers such as Grace Potter, Janis Joplin, Florence and the Machine and Susan Tedeschi.
Wednesday, 9/4 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Copilot is a Retro Pop group from Boston, MA. The group is known for making melodic noises in a neighborhood near you. Since recording their debut album in an Air BnB with 17 of their closest friends and family the groups vibe has been about making feel good music. The group describes their influence/sound as: Lake Street Dive, Bahamas, & The Head & The Heart getting together for a musical play date. Upon releasing the song "Look at Me" off their upcoming EP Copilot has begun to attract the attention of national & international acts. Opening up for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bailen, Welshly Arms, Bad Bad Hats, Hudson Taylor, & Mo Lowda.
Wednesday, 9/11 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. He has been making music and art throughout New England ever since, leading him to tour the U.S. performing with The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, Lydia Loveless, The Lumineers, Liam Finn, Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher, Death Vessel and Kimya Dawson among others. In 2015 his dream of playing Newport Folk Festival became a reality, the location where Bob Dylan went electric 50 years earlier. Blakeslee is unafraid to bare his very soul on stage, emptying a loaded cache of emotion and passion onto the stage for all to witness, explore and devour.
Wednesday, 9/18 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Grace Givertz is a Boston based indie folk singer songwriter. With a large voice packed into a tiny body, Grace pairs her witty and honest lyrics with various instruments to bring a refreshing sound to folk.
Wednesday, 9/25 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Mike Moore is the front man of the Boston-based rock band Fire in the Field. They were nominated best band in-state for Massachusetts at the 2018 New England Music Awards. Mike’s solo performance will feature acoustic blues and special arrangements of originals and covers.
Wednesday, 10/2 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Roan Yellowthorn is Jackie McLean. Supported by producer and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Strack, she delivers ethereal indie rock songs with a singer/songwriter heart. Listeners find themselves singing-along to the catchy melodies while simultaneously becoming immersed in the story behind each song.
Wednesday, 10/9 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Hailing from Southern New Hampshire, Hunter is a dynamic four piece alternative rock band defined by their energetic live performances and unique songwriting style. Formed in early 2014, Hunter has already performed in numerous venues across Southern NH and Northern MA to great results and have more recently been making their way onto mainstream radio stations such as 106.3 Frank, Boston-based alternative station Radio 92.9, and 107.3 WAAF. Their live shows include a dynamic group of covers as well as many of their own songs. The band has a distinctive feel which blends the sounds of folk, blues, indie, and alternative rock. The quartet’s self produced debut album was released on August 29th and includes ten of their original songs. Though the members of the band all come from very different musical backgrounds, they are all highly experienced, charismatic musicians and close friends who share a similar artistic vision. When brought together, their individual styles result in a genre of its own.
Wednesday, 10/6 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
With a voice and delivery that loosely resembles Ryan Adams, Joe Purdy, Ray LaMontagne, and Sean Hayes, Young has carved a niche for himself in the ears and hearts of listeners everywhere. From standard pop-folk, to soul searching ballads, and a smattering of inquisitive rambling Americana, Young plays music that takes you on a journey. The destination of which is of no real importance, so long as you’ve got your ears and mind open, and are ready to follow him on down the road to aesthetic aural pleasantry.
Since his first experience plucking notes on his acoustic guitar at age 14 to present day, Young has taken a progressive approach to crafting genuine full-bodied tunes that get better and better by the day. Sure he cites Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash as influences. Sure he’s bound to be compared to a number of musicians from yesteryear and present day. This is all fine and well. If you’re really listening; if you’re really paying attention, what you’ll hear is Joe Young. And Joe Young hopes you're pleased with just that.
Wednesday, 10/23 at 11:30 am - 1pm
From England’s Tito’s soaked vocals, the charge leading percussion from Daniels, Russel’s pulsating, steady four-string rhythmic revelry, to the harmonic wizardry of Brocks, and Dold’s production mastery, “Great North Wind,” is the record Kings of Leon wish they could make if there wasn’t so many administrative cooks in the kitchen. The Reconstructed have constructed an absolute gem. It’s music that should be dominating radio airwaves here, there, and everywhere – or at the very least, be in the mix. It stands up against absolutely anything happening today, yesterday, and tomorrow. – Chris Hislop, Seacoast Online, June 2019
Wednesday, 10/30 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Ever since the mid-2000s, The Brother Kite has been an indie rock staple in Providence’s music scene. Warwick resident Patrick Boutwell is the voice of the band while also lending his impeccable songwriting talents on guitar. Outside of that band, he also plays drums in the Providence punk act Snowplows while maintaining a career as an audio technician and a stagehand. The Brother Kite’s discography includes thebrotherkite (2005), Waiting for the Time to Be Right (2006), Isolation (2010) and Model Rocket (2013) and a new LP is in the works. Boutwell also released his solo debut Hi, Heaviness in 2016 as part of the RPM Challenge.
Wednesday, 11/6 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Tom Boisse is the guitarist of Red Sky Mary and also a solo performer. Red Sky Mary is always on the road playing over 100 dates a year. In the summer of 2017 the band completed its first European tour and has been the house band for Greg and the Morning Buzz’s Luau on the Lake for the past several years.
Wednesday, 11/13 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Anjimile is a queer & trans songmaker / loverboy with a heart of gold and is currently nominated as Songwriter of the Year for the New England Music Awards.
Wednesday, 11/20 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Novel/Novella is an electronic and vocal duo from the Northeast consisting of renown musicians Taylor O’Donnell and Nick Phaneuf.
Wednesday, 12/4 at 11:30 am - 1 pm
Greg Roy is best known for his fiery stage presence and uplifting, poetic performance style. Originating from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Greg Roy has been capturing audiences through his creation and delivery of roots reggae and dancehall music for decades.
With years of recording and production experience, Greg Roy celebrated the second release of his original music in 2018, featuring collaborations with a diverse collection of international producers. This soulful, poetic collection is a fitting precursor to his next album release, slated for 2019.
With acoustic guitar in hand, Greg Roy has been performing roots reggae and dance hall music throughout the United States and Jamaica since the late 90’s. Some notable venues have included Hard Rock Cafe Boston, MGM Casino Springfield, Spire Center for Performing Arts, Rock and Roll Playhouse, House of Blues Boston, Wormtown Festival, The Chicken Box, and Sugar Loaf Mountain Resort.